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Monday, November 30, 2009

Historical Reading Challenge


This challenge has moved but you can still sign up here.

99 comments:

Teddyree said...

I'm in, my post is done and I'm signed up. Thanks Alaine :-)

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

YEAH! I'm all signed up and will post soon!

I'm pretty sure I'll be able to reach "obsessed" status ;)

Thanks ladies for such a great challenge!

Robinbird said...

Oh this one looks right up my alley! I'll do a post tomorrow when I'm more awake! Lol!

burrum said...

I am waivering between FASCINATED and ADDICTED at the moment - I already have a list of 12 books to read next year for my own book group, but I am sure that I can cope with another list!!
Will post later on when I have chosen my book titles.
Participated in an Historical Fiction Challenge in 2008 (Apr - October) and enjoyed this. Especially when it opened up a huge range of books I had not been aware of.

Blodeuedd said...

Have to sign up, I mean that button is made for my blog :)

Annie - Princess of the Past said...

Looking forward to doing this again this year!

Jenny Girl said...

ok, no really, I'm done with the challenges for 2010. This is my last one.

Ash said...

I'll probably end up at obsessed.... but I'll just say that I'm addicted.

Blodeuedd said...

Btw, messed up a bit, oops, was writing a post, deleted, still posted here. A mess really. Will post my challenges post later

Marg said...

You know that I am in, and I will also post over at Historical Tapestry. Just need to get my 2010 challenges post all ready to go and then I will link

Stephanie said...

I'm going to put myself down for addicted. =)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Okay, I'm not sure I did it right! I put in the URL to my blog where I have posted the link and picture for the challenge in my sidebar. On that blog, I will be posting about each book as I read it. I guess then I will need to put in the URL for each review.

burrum said...

I have chosen my books and listed them on my blog, together with a link back to this site.

Ash said...

I finally posted about this challenge. http://englishmajorjunkfood.blogspot.com/2009/12/historical-fiction-reading-challenge.html

dorolerium said...

I love that the challenge is going to last the entire year this time! Great changes :)

chelleyreads said...

woohoo!! awesome challenge i can't wait to get started :)

Dar said...

Great challenge. I'm all signed up. My post is here.

Kirthi said...

I've signed up and I've got a post coming up soon!

Delores said...

What a great challenge and yes, sign me up!! I don't know what level I will be "challenging" myself for the coming year but I am going to be a part of this one. I love reading historial novels, especially Victorian ones. Again, count me in!!!

Grilsgood said...

This is starting a little late, jsut read 3 historicals in the pat month, and I really dont read many. But now I will hold off until next year.

tokemise said...

I'm in with this challenge at the obsessed level since I read historical fiction all the time I should be able to do this one.

CelticLady said...

I am signed up and committed to the four books I listed here

http://celticladysramblings.blogspot.com/2009/12/reading-challenges.html

Kimberly Eve said...

Glad I found out about this challenge since I am an avid reader and historical fiction writer. I am starting out with the Addicted Level of 12 historical fiction reads. It will be my next blog post! I may up it to 20 not sure yet! Happy Reading Everyone!

Ms. Lucy said...

I want to join!! Of course I love this challenge- history is all I read! Thanks- this should be so much fun. I'm goinmg for Obsessed- we'll see!

Christina said...

Just joined. I don't have my book list yet, but it should be fun. Thanks for hosting!

janflora said...

I love historical fiction! i am going to start with Fascinated level because I have so much other reading to do, but these will definitely be my fun reads :)

bethsbooks said...

I can't wait to start this challenge! Thanks for hosting it!
Hugs, Bethxxx

Veens said...

I m in too1 Thank you ALaine!

Holly said...

I am in and definitely "obsessed". I LOVE Historical Fiction! I posted about this challenge on my blog here: http://bippityboppitybook.blogspot.com/2009/12/few-more-challenges.html

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Casey said...

I need to sign out of this contest, if you would please remove my name from the list, thank you. Sorry for the inconvenience.

nancysblogtwo said...

Love historical fiction! I'm choosing "fascinated" but will probably end up reading more! I'll post my list as I go along if that's ok.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Yes Nancy it is fine!

Laura Fabiani said...

I have signed up and I can't wait to start this challenge! I have a feeling I will be reading more than just 6 historicals....

librarinth said...

All signed up and ready to go! I don't think the 20 books will be a problem... its going to be figuring out WHICH 20 to pick! Thanks for hosting!

Stephanie said...

I am signing up as Addicted, although the reality is Obssessed. I can't wait to start this challenge. Now, to choosing the books...

Helen said...

Thanks for the great challenge. I'm signing up at the Obsessed level - I love historical fiction!

Eleyne said...

I'm in. This sounds like a great challenge. I LOVE historical novels, and history in general, so this challenge is tailor-made. I'm aiming for the Obsessed level and will put a starting list on my blog, as soon as I get my bookshelf ordered.

lizzy J said...

I am so ready for this one add me too !

http://historicallyobsessed.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-reading-challenges-2010.html

Thank you Elaine I love it. I picked obsessed.

dkay401 said...

Going to do Fascinated. I probably should go more as historical happens to be my favorite.

silentsgirl said...

I'm going for addicted, but will probably reach obsessed before the end of 2010. My blog is not solely devoted to books, so I'll just post my reviews (if they satisfy the challenge) here, if that's okay.

Teddy Rose said...

I'm in and linked my post. I'm so glad that it is a year long challenge now!! I'm committing to 20 books.

MissAttitude said...

I'm excited for this challenge! I'm going to see if I can reach obsessed reviewing only YA about poc :) Thanks for hosting such a great challenge!

~ The Lady Quinlan said...

I signed up and posted and am officially obsessed!

Karen said...

Ok, I'm in! I'm going for the addicted level, but I might become obsessed!

xo.sorcha.ox said...

As I read mostly hist-fic anyway, I thought this would be a fun challenge to participate in. I have decided to be FASCINATED and have chosen my 6 books for the challenge, although I suspect I'll actually read more than 6 and end up somewhere between FASCINATED and OBSESSED (just as it should be!). :)
Happy reading!
~S.

Muse in the Fog said...

So excited about this challenge. I am sure I will definitely reach the Obsessed level :) Happy reading everyone!

http://muse-in-the-fog.blogspot.com/

Muse in the Fog said...

I see I have entered in the challenge twice! The 101. spot is the proper link to the HF challenge post...I don't know how to erase the other one. Oh well...

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I am hoping this challenge will help me get some of many tbr books read. I am going to list my books as I go along. This should be fun!

Joanne said...

Looking forward to seeing what everyone chooses to read in 2010! So many wonderful upcoming releases in the new year!

Angela H said...

I am going to sign up and I am going for obsessed since those are my favorite books to read. I don't have a blog so I will post the books I read in a list and will post my reviews on goodreads as Angela H.

Kris@Bookheart said...

Going to attempt the Fascinated level!

http://inthesound.us/bookheart

Rae said...

I'm going straight for the obsessed!! This is my first challenge, so as I say, "Go big, or go home."

http://tudorreader.blogspot.com

Laurie said...

I'm in and looking forward to it. Sorry for the doubble sign-up- I messed up my URL on the first one and it doesn't look like it can be edited.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

It's fine Laurie, it's all fixed!

Lana said...

I've signed up for obsessed! I'm really looking forward to this challenge.

Shy said...

Hi!
I'm looking for Mr. Linky but he appears to be sleeping right this moment =) You may find my post on this challenge here. Thanks!

retroredux said...

I've signed up for "addicted" 12 books. Sounds like fun!

http://retroreduxsreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/2010-historical-fiction-challenge.html

JG said...

I'm a little late, but since my first book of the new year just happens to be historical fiction, I don't think it will matter!

I'm going for obsessed.

Thanks for hosting!

DP9 said...

Hi all! I'll be going for the Addicted; not sure if I'll make it as I'm reading across a lot of different genres and the moment. I did about 15 HF last year, so I should be able to manage 12. I'm currently reading "Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow" by David Gemmell, and although I started it before Jan 1 I'm going to count it, as I'm going to have read most of it this year :-)
Good luck, everyone!

Jessica said...

I am going to try for the fascinated level on this challenge this year.
I will post my books at the end of the year at http://ireadtorelax.blogspot.com

drbethnolan said...

Hope it's not too late to join in! I'm in for the obsessed level! - Beth at Beth's Book-Nook Blog wwww.drbethnolan.wordpress.com

Loretta said...

Recently got back into reading Historical Fiction and decided to join this challenge to encourage me to read more.

Susie Tudor Daughter said...

Great Challenge! I actually think I can manage this one. I'm going for obsessed.

marshalslion said...

This is my first reading challenge! :D Count me in i#m aiming for ~Obsessed and will see how i do.

Susan said...

I'm in...Fascinated!

Debbie Rodgers said...

Wonderful challenge.

Could you please delete the old book title from my name on the display? I'm #148

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

I'm so excited for this challenge! Thanks for hosting it!

Allie

mervih said...

I'm in for this one. I'm aiming for 12 books.

tokemise said...

Just a question: are we supposed to sign up with Mr. Linky for each review that we do or is there some other place for reviews that I haven't found yet? Thanks, I've read 3 already--well on my way to obsessed. Thanks

silentsgirl said...

I've written my January sum-up which includes two historical fiction reviews (The Founding and Sunnyside):

burrum said...

Have completed my second book - DREAMING THE BULL - BOUDICA - by Manda Scott.

The book is the story of the world's famous warrior Queen. (I always thought she was Boadecia, but in actual fact her correct name was BREACA.
Boudica - means the ruler of the tribes.
I couldn't immerse myself in this story - seems to be more a tale of the Romans and in particular, Breaca's brother BAN, who had supposedly died at the hands of Amminios, brother to Caradoc.
(Caradoc was the husband of Breaca).
BAN was taken into slavery by Amminios, and then went on to join the Roman Army.
He then returned to Britain, and was fighting against his own people.
Maybe it was the mood I was in at the time, but I wasn't interested enough to finish the book.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

burrum, thanks for the review. I was wondering about this book. Although you are right sometimes if you don't enjoy a book it can be that you were not in the mood for it.

starmetal_oak said...

I'm joining! This will be posted on my blog soon!

daniel john said...

I am hoping this challenge will help me get some of many tbr books read. I am going to list my books as I go along. This should be fun!
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Esteemarlu said...

I'm doing the Fascinated level and just posted my books.

m. said...

I'm new to doing reading challenges so this should be fun. I'm already a huge historical fiction lover. Saw it on the Historically Obsessed blog and decided to check it out. :)

-m
http://m-bellishedlife.blogspot.com/

m. said...

Hey..I just joined the reading challenge and I'm sure this sounds kind of dumb but I'm new to blogger so I'm kind of wondering how to post the reading challenge picture in my sidebar? I get that I have to add one of those html/javascript gadgets and then post it in there, but I'm thinking maybe I'm putting the wrong address in there or something because every time I copy in the address where the image is located all I get is the address showing up on my sidebar, not the image. Anyway, thanks in advance if you can maybe tell me what I'm doing wrong so I can add the reading challenge pic to my sidebar.
my email's mbellishedlife@gmail.com and my blog is at: m-bellishedlife.blogspot.com/

porcelaine said...

I'm a late comer but I couldn't pass this up!

pinuccia said...

Hello!

I am also a late comer but I'm happy to be in. I'll go for 3 books :)

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

pinuccia, welcome to the challenge. Don't forget to link up your reviews so we can all read them.

Meg said...

Hi! I just wanted to let all you gorgeous readers know I WROTE a historical fiction novel that you're welcome to read for free. :) Send me an email - zuel_88@hotmail.com and I'll send you the PDF so you can read it. It's about a rich and handsome 17-year-old guy who quits the good life and runs off to the Civil War with three good friends. There's adventure, love, sacrifice, battles, and great descriptions of the 1860's. I'm doing a classics challenge with historical fiction in it, and I can't wait to meet more of you lovely readers!

Scattie said...

Brilliant Challenge!

Judy said...

I am late and have already read several - not sure how many- I will have to look back on my read pile. Great idea, wish i had come to it sooner

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Welcome to the challenge Judy!

comblo said...

Hi! I’ve found your blog accidentally but I think it’s so entertaining1 I like it so much and I will certainly link it to my friends. I think your idea is great and challenging! Keep up with it! For those, who don’t like to write there’s always custom essay writing.

diana said...

Hi!
I've recently discovered your blog and I really like it! I created a blog in english a few days ago, where I write my reviews, and I would like to participate in this challenge!
I know I'm a late comer but since historical fiction is one of my favourite genres I really want to be in this one. =)

mochalove.net said...

I'm really hoping to at least reach Fascinated but of course I'm hoping for Obsessed. Historical fiction used to be all I read in high school before I overloaded and switched to contemp fiction. I think it will be nice to get back to my original reading passion through this challenge. :D

lizzy J said...

I said this in the romance challenge too but here we go again, this is my original post on my entry:
http://historicallyobsessed.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-reading-challenges-2010.html

But it got too confusing to keep track, I made a whole separate page for my challenges. I have not got my list of links up yet but will be doing it tonight. My current status is 15 HF so far. Here is the forever home for them now.
http://historicallyobsessed.blogspot.com/p/challenges.html

Thank you so much Alaine and sorry it took me so long to visit.

Audra said...

I just finished my goal of 'Fascinated'!

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This is one of my all-time favorite historical film, and I've read a lot of them.

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Ron & CHD Maintenance said...

This is some real nice reading. We will have to leave review. Thanks for taking your time on this.

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Shobi said...

I enjoy historical fiction so thanks for mentioning this.My favorite recent historical fiction book is "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philipa Gregory.Good luck with the challenge.

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